According to Etherscan data, the Cult DAO protocol burned over 1.725 billion CULT tokens in the past two weeks. More precisely, 1,725,774,482 CULT, which equals roughly 25ETH, was burned from March 24 to April 8, 2022.
The Cult DAO Treasury accrued 81.496 billion CULT tokens during the same period, equaling nearly 130 ETH. It’s worth noting that the protocol takes a 0.4% tax from transactions, which it sends automatically to the treasury.
Below is the average amount of tokens the treasury collected:
Furthermore, on April 11, more CULT was taken out of circulation than two days before with twice the volume.
But, where do the additional tokens come from?
Currently, the protocol registers 1.9 trillion staked tokens and another 1.567 trillion that were burnt. The project’s increasing popularity has led to a steady surge in treasury volume. Simply put, an increment in activity takes more tokens from the general circulation into the treasury.
Below, you can see the effect this had on the treasury balance. As the tokens move from general circulation to the treasury, the protocol takes into account the reduction in % for future movements. In other words, the treasury is filling faster than proposals are sending CULT out.
About Cult DAO
Cult DAO is a blockchain-based DAO aiming to accelerate the decentralized finance revolution. Its goal is to empower people with the necessary tools to “break away from societal, economic and other norms.” To this end, its users can actively vote on funding for projects focusing on decentralized applications.
The protocol uses CULT, a hyper-deflationary token, to support the development of a fully decentralized economy. Developers state that CULT is not a charity token or a speculative coin, unlike some deflationary tokens in the market.
Cult DAO burns 10,000 tokens out of every 60,000 it raises. It also uses a half-and-half redistribution model that sees 50% of the tokens burn and the remaining half go towards dCULT holders. This occurs when an investee project sells its tokens for CULT.